Tag Archives: Niskayuna

National attention continues for good deed


By Jaime Thomas A few months ago Pat Wesner did what she thought anybody would do if thousands of someone else’s dollars literally landed in front of them. The Pember Library and Museum Director picked the money up, called police and returned it to the Brink’s truck from which it fell. Her story though, immediately […]

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Stories, love for quilting shared

Quilt Show (4)

Joan Douglas’ “crazy quilt” was made by either her grandmother or great aunt more than 80 years ago. The inspiration for Sally Raino’s quilt was borne from a picture her son drew at school. And one of Mary Rooker’s quilts was made for a family reunion. “Every quilt is different and every quilt has a […]

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John A. Pardy, 51

John A. “Jack” Pardy, 51, of North Hebron, passed away Dec. 22 22, 2011 at his residence. Jack was born May 14, 1960 in Niskayuna, the son of the late Donald and Viola (Sherman) Pardy. He graduated from Granville High School in 1979. Jack loved horses and would train and show them. He worked as […]

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Mary Barber, 93

Barber, Mary

Mary Barber, 93, of William Street, passed away on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at her residence. Born on Feb. 20, 1917, in Whitehall, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Catone) Pippo. Mary was in the clothing business for years in Whitehall, having assumed the role of proprietress of Barber’s Clothing Store. […]

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Verna Prehoda Katchmar

Verna Prehoda Katchmar, born Nov. 6, 1916, in Granville, died peacefully July 10, 2009.  A 1933 graduate of Granville High School, she was a resident of Third Avenue Extension, East Greenbush, a member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Troy and spent all of her adult life in the Capital District.  Verna was the […]

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Imogene “Genii” McRoberts

Imogene “Genii” McRoberts died at home on May 12, 2009, at the age of 80. A resident of Granville, N.Y., Genii grew up in Oneida, N.Y., the daughter of Bernadette Glover and the stepdaughter of Floyd Glover. Genii became the first female in her family to graduate from college in 1951 from Geneseo with a […]

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Evelyn (Scism) McGuire, 93

  Evelyn (Scism) McGuire, 93, passed away on Monday, Feb. 26, 2007 at the Alterra Apartments in Niskayuna following a long illness.Born on Dec. 6, 1913 in Whitehall, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Evelyn (Vadney) Scism.Mrs. McGuire graduated from Whitehall High School and S.U.N.Y at Potsdam with a degree in music […]

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Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever […]

Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special […]

Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is […]

New Schoony’s owners look to return to general store roots


By Christina Scanlon A 1911 photo of what is today Schoonys Country Store shows a long two-story building with expanded […]

First Friday to be frighteningly good

By Christina Scanlon The rescheduling of First Friday events at the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum […]

A ‘really great student’ sets her sights on goal

By Christina Scanlon Lidia Medrano-Garcia had almost forgotten about a form she’d filled out at the end of her junior […]

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